ALFREDO BUENAVENTURA (b 1938 )
Alfredo Santos Buenaventura was born in Santa Maria, Bulacan in 1929 and studied music at the University of Santo Tomas, the Centro Escolar University and the Gregorian Institute. His career brought him teaching appointments at the Philippine Women’s University, St. Scholastica’s College and at the Centro Escolar University, where he became Dean of Music at the conservatory. He was formerly organist at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Manila and, among many other honours, received the Republican Cultural Heritage Awards in 1964 and 1972 and the Bonifacio Centennial Awards.
The compositions of Alfredo Buenaventura include a number of operas, symphonic poems, vocal works and chamber music.